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EXP 10 STATUS - 18 NOVEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Removes Parts From Spacesuit*
On Thursday, the Expedition 10 crew conducted a full work schedule 
aboard the International Space Station as Russian ground personnel 
continued analyze to Wednesday's reboost maneuver.

Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov worked inside the Pirs Docking 
Compartment where he prepared a Russian Orlan spacesuit for disposal. He 
removed parts that can be used on other Orlans. The old spacesuit will 
be placed in the ISS Progress 15 cargo ship, which will be commanded to 
undock and burn up in the Earth's atmosphere next month.

Commander Leroy Chiao placed temporary identification labels on 
fireports in the Station's U.S. segment. Fireports are openings in which 
fire extinguishers can be inserted.

Chiao also had a conference with specialists on the ground to discuss 
work with the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) 
medical experiment. ADUM seeks to better understand the ability to 
quickly and remotely transmit medical data to the ground. The 
application may also find benefits on Earth, allowing for much quicker 
injury diagnosis for patients at remote locations by doctors based at 
hospitals.

Meanwhile, Russian specialists continue to investigate the underburn 
that occurred during the orbital boost for the ISS from the Progress 15 
cargo ship. The maneuver raised the Station by 1.6 miles (2.6 
kilometers) to place it in a more favorable orbit for the arrival of the 
ISS Progress 16 cargo ship next month. That was slightly less than the 
expected altitude increase.
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